A dependent territory, dependent area, or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state, yet remains politically outside the controlling state's integral area. A dependent territory is commonly distinguished from a country subdivision by being considered not to be a constituent part of a sovereign state.
A dependent territory is a territory that is not fully independent or sovereign. They belong to a sovereign state, and are dependent on that state to some degree. There are varying degrees and forms of such a dependence. They are commonly distinguished from subnational entities in that they are not considered to be part of the state.Unincorporated organized territories (inhabited)AdministrationISO 3166 country codesUnincorporated organized territory of the U.S.; policy relations conducted through Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior. Appears on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.US-GU or GUCommonwealth in political union with the U.S.; federal funding administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior.US-MP or MPUnincorporated organized territory of the U.S. with commonwealth status; policy relations conducted through Office of the President.US-PR or PRUnincorporated organized territory of the U.S.; policy relations conducted by the Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior. Appears on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.US-VI or VI
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Dependent territories. Special territories recognized by international treaty (such as the special administrative regions of China ). Other territories often regarded as separate geographical territories even though they are integral parts of their mother countries (such as the overseas departments of France ).Common and formal namesMembership within the UN SystemSovereignty disputeFurther information on status and recognition of sovereigntyComoros – Union of the ComorosUN member stateNoneComoros is a federation of three islands.Ethiopia – Federal Democratic Republic of EthiopiaUN member stateNoneEthiopia is a federation of nine regions and two chartered cities.Mauritius – Republic of MauritiusUN member stateNoneMauritius has an autonomous island, Rodrigues.Morocco – Kingdom of MoroccoUN member stateNonePart of the Moroccan-claimed Western Sahara is controlled by the partially recognised Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
In 1983, CUKC status of residents of overseas territories without the right of abode in the UK was replaced by British Dependent Territories citizenship (BDTC) in the newly minted British Nationality Act 1981, a status that does not come with it the right of abode in the UK or any overseas territory. For these residents, registration as full British citizens then required physical residence in the UK proper.
Dependent, autonomous and insular territories Denotes incumbent head of territory/government Italics denotes an acting head of territories and territories that are defunct.NameCountry / StateOfficeMandate startOlga Antipina21 January 202011 January 202011 January 202019 November 2019
You can help Wikipedia by reading Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages, then simplifying the article. ( March 2012 ) A British Overseas Territory is one of fourteen  territories which the United Kingdom considers to be under its sovereignty , but not as part of the United Kingdom itself.
Dependent territory is a designation for a territory that is not an independent sovereign state, yet remains politically outside the governing state's integral area. Presently, all dependent territories are either overseas territories or non-sovereign associated states .
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Dependency claims without general international recognition, including all claims in Antarctica, are listed in italics. The list includes several territories that are not included in the list of non-self-governing territories listed by the General Assembly of the United Nations.This list includes territories that have not been legally incorporated into their governing state.
The following entities have been legally included as a full part of their governing country, but are often described as dependencies. Most inhabited territories have their own country codes.
Three Crown dependencies are in a form of association with the UK. They are independently administrated jurisdictions, although the British Government is solely responsible for defence and international representation, and has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good government. They do not have diplomatic recognition as independent states, but they are not an integrated part of the UK, nor do they form part of the European Union. The UK Parliament retains the ability to legislate for the Crown dependencies even without the agreement of the insular legislatures. None of the Crown dependencies has representatives in the UK Parliament. Bermuda and Gibraltar have similar relationships to the UK as the Crown dependencies. While Britain is officially responsible for defence and international representation, these jurisdictions maintain their own militaries and have been granted limited diplomatic powers, in addition to having internal self-government. Nevertheless, they are British over...Associated stateColonisationCondominiumFederacy
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Norway has three dependent territories (Norwegian: biland), all uninhabited and located in the Southern Hemisphere. Bouvetøya is a Subantarctic island in the South Atlantic Ocean .  Queen Maud Land is a sector of Antarctica which spans between the 20th meridian west and the 45th meridian east . 
A dependent territory is a territory that is not fully independent or sovereign. They belong to a sovereign state, and are dependent on that state to some degree. There are varying degrees and forms of such a dependence. They are commonly distinguished from subnational entities in that they are not considered to be part of the state.